Gumley House Convent School
Founded in 1841 by the Faithful Companions of Jesus, the school is now a girls' Catholic comprehensive. The school is often ranked as the best in the Borough of Hounslow in terms of A level points. Their intake is tested as being close to the national average but their exam results are usually much better. According to Ofsted only a third of the pupils actually come from the borough. There are over 1000 pupils with boys accepted in the sixth form.
How do you get in?
Gumley House is a Roman Catholic (Girls) School in which religious education is at the heart of the curriculum. In selecting pupils for admission the Governors will apply the following criteria in the order set out below:
1. Catholicity with priest support and school given as first choice and which takes account of : a) having a sister in the school already b) having a parent who was a Gumley girl c) Catholic �involvement� which emerges in the course of interview d) attendance at a Catholic primary school e) proximity to the school
2. Catholicity with priest support and school given as second choice and takes account of : a) having a sister in the school already b) having a parent who was a Gumley girl c) Catholic �involvement� which emerges in course of interview
3. School given as first choice and evidence of connection with school eg parental attendance, but no priestly support.
4. Strong request by parent or guardian.